Chef Emmanuel Baiden
Born and raised in Ghana, chef Manny brings a diverse culinary background to the Richmond food scene with modern techniques and West African influences.
A graduate of James Madison university's hospitality program, Manny holds a bachelor of science in hospitality management. His travels and curiosity has inspired him to create a cuisine that knows no bounds; fresh, seasonal, sensory and boundless.
Chef Manny worked and interned with restaurants in and around the Harrisonburg community. He had the opportunity to learn about the history of wine through a rigorous course in Napa Valley, California, with the opportunity to visit and tour the 3-star Michelin restaurant, French Laundry. In 2016 he landed an internship in Hospitality Management at Keswick Hall and Golf Club in Charlottesville, VA, a Five Star Forbes rated establishment. He worked all departments in the front and back of house to thoroughly understand the operations of hospitality. Being the entrepreneur that he is, it was only right that he took all the knowledge he gained in the industry to pursue the private side of culinary arts.
Now in Richmond, VA, Chef Manny is one of the go-to private chefs for events and private dinning. He has made several appearances on CBS 6's Virginia this morning. Additionally, Chef Manny has worked with clients and partners such as The Martin Agency, Cangshan Cutlery, The Woodley, Escuminac, Ocean's Halo and more.
WHAT WE DO
Chef Manny will create exquisite dishes using only the best ingredients. The custom menus are curated around the changing seasons, reflecting the finest produce that the Richmond has to offer. Chef Manny looks forward to providing you with memorable dishes for your special event, either in your home or any location you choose.